The Jacques Pépin Foundation supports free culinary and life skills training, through community based organizations, that helps individuals detached from the workforce gain confidence, skills, and employment in food service.

Jacques Pépin Foundation

Recent News

Celebrate Jacques’ 90th Birthday Nationwide

Chill the Champagne and stock up on birthday candles, because Jacques Pépin is going to turn 90 next year! That’s something to commemorate in and of itself, but at the Jacques Pépin Foundation we’re planning to celebrate both the man and the mission of the JPF.

JPF Supports NYC’s Project Renewal at their Annual Benefit

The JPF was proud to support NYC’s Project Renewal at their Annual Benefit on May 8th. This year’s benefit highlighted City Beet Kitchens, the Project Renewal social purpose catering company and the Project Renewal Culinary Arts Training Program, a JPF grant recipient. JPF Director of Operations Marissa Ain and JPF Director of Grants and Membership Jennifer Quigley-Harris spent an inspiring evening celebrating Project Renewal’s incredible work.

Join Jacques in the Kitchen

Jacques shares quick and easy recipes in his “Cooking at Home” series. For a more in-depth exploration of Jacques' technique, check out “Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique” online culinary course.

We are all equal in the eyes of the stove.

~ Jacques Pépin

Nous sommes tous égaux dans les yeux du fourneau.

~ Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pépin

The Foundation

The Foundation was formed in June, 2016 by Jacques Pépin and his closest family to translate Jacques’ inspirational love of cooking, mastery of classic technique, and renowned teaching ability into action that benefits people disenfranchised from the workforce.

As the most trusted name in culinary education, we believe the Jacques Pépin Foundation is uniquely qualified to advance culinary training for our neediest, willing citizens.



Becoming a JPF Member is one of the best ways to support. All member levels receive access to our groundbreaking Video Recipe Book featuring hundreds of recipes from many of the most renowned chefs and mixologists. Visit our membership registration page to see all the benefits and become a member today.